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Florence: Politics in Art and Architecture

Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Guide to Essential Italy

Florence: Politics in Art and Architecture

Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Begin your tour of Florence by delving into the history of the feudal clans and merchant class that built the city. Visit the Uffizi, another of the world’s greatest repositories of art; the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, with its dramatic Medici history; and the Orsanmichele, a building central to the medieval Florentine economy.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Rome: The Eternal City
Rome: The Eternal City
0 of 29 min
2
Image of The Capitoline and the Colosseum
The Capitoline and the Colosseum
0 of 28 min
3
Image of Imperial Palaces of the Palatine Hill
Imperial Palaces of the Palatine Hill
0 of 29 min
4
Image of Pompeii: A City Frozen in Time
Pompeii: A City Frozen in Time
0 of 29 min
5
Image of The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Along the Via Sacra to the Capitoline
Along the Via Sacra to the Capitoline
0 of 29 min
7
Image of The Via del Corso and Princely Palaces
The Via del Corso and Princely Palaces
0 of 28 min
8
Image of The Trevi Fountain and Baroque Rome
The Trevi Fountain and Baroque Rome
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Above and Beyond the Spanish Steps
Above and Beyond the Spanish Steps
0 of 29 min
10
Image of At the Bend in the Tiber
At the Bend in the Tiber
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The Pantheon to Campo dei Fiori
The Pantheon to Campo dei Fiori
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Piazza Farnese to the Ara Pacis
Piazza Farnese to the Ara Pacis
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Piazza del Popolo to San Clemente
Piazza del Popolo to San Clemente
0 of 29 min
14
Image of The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica
The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Orvieto, Siena, and San Gimignano
Orvieto, Siena, and San Gimignano
0 of 30 min
16
Image of Florence: Politics in Art and Architecture
Florence: Politics in Art and Architecture
0 of 31 min
17
Image of From the Piazza del Duomo to San Marco
From the Piazza del Duomo to San Marco
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Santa Croce and the Pazzi Chapel
Santa Croce and the Pazzi Chapel
0 of 30 min
19
Image of En Route to the Ponte Vecchio
En Route to the Ponte Vecchio
0 of 29 min
20
Image of The Pitti Palace
The Pitti Palace
0 of 29 min
21
Image of The Oltrarno
The Oltrarno
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Walking to Santa Maria Novella
Walking to Santa Maria Novella
0 of 29 min
23
Image of From Santa Maria Novella to San Lorenzo
From Santa Maria Novella to San Lorenzo
0 of 30 min
24
Image of The Medici Legacy
The Medici Legacy
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Ognissanti, Palaces, Parks, and Villas
The Ognissanti, Palaces, Parks, and Villas
0 of 29 min
26
Image of Romantic Views: San Miniato and Fiesole
Romantic Views: San Miniato and Fiesole
0 of 29 min
27
Image of Arezzo, Perugia, and Assisi
Arezzo, Perugia, and Assisi
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Venice: The Center of Power
Venice: The Center of Power
0 of 30 min
29
Image of The Drawing Room of Europe: Piazza San Marco
The Drawing Room of Europe: Piazza San Marco
0 of 29 min
30
Image of The Basilica of San Marco
The Basilica of San Marco
0 of 28 min
31
Image of The Ducal Palace
The Ducal Palace
0 of 29 min
32
Image of Venetian Civilization
Venetian Civilization
0 of 29 min
33
Image of Along the Giudecca and Grand Canals
Along the Giudecca and Grand Canals
0 of 29 min
34
Image of The Upper Grand Canal and San Marco on Foot
The Upper Grand Canal and San Marco on Foot
0 of 29 min
35
Image of The Rialto and Sestiere San Polo
The Rialto and Sestiere San Polo
0 of 28 min
36
Image of Sestiere Castello and the Outer Islands
Sestiere Castello and the Outer Islands
0 of 37 min

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